What is this?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tenmore, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help what is this? looks like scabbs but dont know. Do I need to seperate her or is this just what my wife calls rooster lovins? [​IMG]
     
  2. chicken wild

    chicken wild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its normal its just scabbs she will be fine
     
  3. mccabe

    mccabe Out Of The Brooder

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    Aloha Tenmore, It is indeed an injury. The problem with chickens is, once there is an injury, the other chickens will peck at it. If this is from a rooster you have too many for your flock of hens. If you have only one rooster, this is probably something else.

    Could she have caught it on a piece of wire? Does she ( and the entire flock) have mites or parasites and she has scratched herself until she made a sore? It is important to find the source so this doesn't happen again.

    As for this sweet girl, I would separate her and use a little hydrogen peroxide or aloe vera (avoid eyes!) on the wound. It will heal pretty quickly. Make an infirmary (you will need one for this and that over time anyway) in a cage that is free of drafts and out of sun and heat. Give her lots of clean water, grain, and fresh greens. She'll be fine soon.
     
  4. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like scabs to me. Just keep an eye to make sure no signs of infection, red, oozing, etc. Also make sure others aren't picking at it, is so I would separate.
     
  5. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks Mccabe I have only one roo all are the same age....She is actually one of the smaller hens but she seems to be one of the more dominate hens.
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    If the roo is mating her a lot, you might want to separate her just to let her heal a bit and give her a rest -- or not. The only other reason to separate IMO is if others are pecking the sores. When I've seen this sort of sore, I've never known the others to bother it.

    If the black areas are flat, instead of a little raised and bumpy like a scab, they could be fowl pox, which you also don't have to do anything about.
     
  7. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ya they look more like scabs.
     

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